History Blog

February 9

Happy Birthday RIP Carmen Miranda(Maria Miranda da Cunha 1909–1955) ; Carole King(Klein)–81 Joseph “Joe” Pesci–80 Maria “Mia” Villiers-Farrow–78 Judith Light(Licht)–74 James Jackson Bullock–68 Colin Egglesfield–50 Zhāng Zǐyi(章子怡)–44 Thomas Hiddleston–42 David Gallagher–38 Rose Arbuthnot-Leslie–36 ; 1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources ; 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers